Testing the building techniques of the future
Bouygues Construction is involved in innovative projects through which it is rethinking the construction process. The R&D programme entitled “Structural Works 4.0” is focused on the study, development and deployment of the construction methods of the future. The ambition of the Yhnova house is to show that it is now possible to adopt a new approach to home building while meeting the highest standards in quality. This first stage has brought with it a wealth of new information that will help us develop the construction methods of the future.
“3D printing is an additional asset and not a replacement solution for the construction methods of today” explains Bruno Linéatte, R&D Director, Bouygues Construction, construction methods. “It throws open a whole new field of experimentation in structural works. In the medium term, we hope that these new construction methods will deliver the productivity gains sorely needed by our industry to contribute to the sustainable construction of high-quality homes and office buildings, available to the greatest number.“
The Yhnova house has been certified as habitable. It has an area of 95 m2 and five rooms, with curving walls and rounded angles. The first tenants are scheduled to move in next June.